Alumni Hall of Fame
Neil deGrasse Tyson '76

Neil deGrasse Tyson is a world renowned astrophysicist and head of the Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History in New York. His professional research interests include star formation, exploring stars, dwarf galaxies and the structure of the Milky Way. He serves on the NASA Advisory Council helping to guide NASA’s ambitious vision for future exploration. He has published more than a dozen books as and served as host to several PBS programs. Together with a team of comedians, Tyson hosts a Podcast called StarTalk to help bring science to those who never thought they would, or could, like science. Tyson hosted Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey, a continuation of the Carl Sagan’s landmark television series. He has an undergraduate degree from Harvard and received his Ph.D. from Columbia.

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